Elon Musk to Face Subpoena in Virgin Islands Lawsuit Against JPMorgan Over Epstein Case

Musk Subpoenaed for Documents Linking Him, JPMorgan, and Epstein in Virgin Islands Lawsuit

May 16, 2023 - 12:24
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Elon Musk to Face Subpoena in Virgin Islands Lawsuit Against JPMorgan Over Epstein Case
Elon Musk | Image Source: Bergens Tidende

The recent court filing revealed that the government of the U.S. Virgin Islands has issued a subpoena to Tesla CEO Elon Musk, as part of their ongoing lawsuit against JPMorgan Chase. The lawsuit pertains to allegations of sex trafficking by JPMorgan's former customer, Jeffrey Epstein.

The government suspects that Epstein may have facilitated a connection between Musk and JPMorgan. However, serving the subpoena to Musk has proven to be challenging, leading the Virgin Islands to seek permission from Judge Jed Rakoff to serve it through Tesla's registered agent. The subpoena specifically requests Musk to produce any documents that show communication between him, JPMorgan, and Epstein. Additionally, it demands all documents related to Epstein's involvement in human trafficking and the procurement of individuals for sexual purposes.

The Virgin Islands' lawsuit accuses JPMorgan of enabling and benefiting from Epstein's trafficking activities on his private island within the territory. JPMorgan denies these allegations, which align with a separate civil lawsuit filed in Manhattan federal court by a woman claiming to be a victim of Epstein's abuse. JPMorgan CEO Jamie Dimon is scheduled to be deposed for both lawsuits starting on May 26. In a similar vein, the Virgin Islands previously issued subpoenas to other high-profile individuals such as Google co-founder Larry Page, encountering difficulties in locating them.

The filing suggests that Musk, given his high-net-worth status and his roles as CEO of Tesla, head of SpaceX, and owner of Twitter, may have been referred to JPMorgan by Epstein. The government has made attempts to contact Musk's lawyer and has hired an investigative firm to locate Musk's address.

Musk has yet to comment on the matter, but he responded to a tweet denying any advisory relationship with Epstein and expressing his negative sentiments towards JPMorgan. Epstein, known for his associations with figures like Donald Trump, Bill Clinton, and Prince Andrew, was a JPMorgan customer from 1998 to 2013. In 2008, he pleaded guilty to soliciting sex from a minor and died by suicide in a Manhattan jail in August 2019 following his arrest on child sex trafficking charges.

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